Calls for papers


International Journal of Knowledge and Learning
International Journal of Knowledge and Learning


Special issue on: "Towards Trust Persistent Identifier Infrastructures"

Guest Editors:
Emanuele Bellini, Rinascimento Digitale Foundation, Italy
Paolo Ceravolo, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

In domains such as cultural heritage, e-government, e-health, e-science, multimedia and so on, information reliability is a basic pre-requirement for effective exploitation and reuse. Several initiatives have been undertaken for handling persistent identification of digital objects and people. Examples include DOI, NBN, DATACITE, ISNI, ORCID, ARK, CoolURI and the like.

Some of these can be considered as general purpose persistent identifiers (PI), while others’ standards are tailored for the community of reference and linked to a specific service (e.g. Italian NBN, linked to legal deposits). However it is becoming increasingly clear that PI solutions can be crucial to supporting trust-enabling services such as clustering, resource authority, authenticity and provenance certification, digital rights management, e-identity management, interoperability and so forth.

This special issue aims to investigate the new conceptual approaches, trends and promised services aimed at implementing trustworthiness in PI infrastructure over different domains. This call aims at collecting both theoretical and experimental results in order to gain a wide understanding of the impact of trust persistent identifiers’ infrastructure at technological, social and economical levels in different communities of reference and in the information society in general.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Social media technologies and solutions
  • Recommendations and suggestions, collective intelligence
  • Collaborative and cooperative systems
  • Content production models and tools
  • Linked open data, aggregated media
  • Indexing and search, filtering, information retrieval, emotion analysis
  • Metadata quality, mapping and ingestion models and tools
  • Cloud-based solutions
  • Business models
  • Data and media protection
  • Standards, repository certification solutions
  • Authenticity and provenance tools
  • Reputation tools, resource certification
  • PI infrastructure risk assessment
  • Resource integrity tools
  • Quality assessment frameworks and tools
  • Quality certifications
  • Metrics, indicators and measurement tools

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

Abstracts should be submitted by email to the Guest Editors:
Emanuele Bellini:
Paolo Ceravolo:

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Submission of full paper: 4 October, 2013

Notification to authors: 30 October, 2013

Submission of final versions: 15 December, 2013